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My All-Time Favorite Workout DVD

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I just got done with my 45 minute workout and I have about ten minutes to type this blog before I need to hop in the shower so I can get out and get my daughter off the bus in a half hour. I want to write it all down while I'm still psyched!

So, I've had this video for a while: Cardio Burn Weight Loss by Madeleine Lewis (less than $7 at Amazon! What a steal!) produced by Gaiam. It is a step up from the walking DVDs but not all dancy and definitely something you can easily follow. There are three different women doing three different variations of the workout. I waver between the easy and medium. I love it because I can follow it easily, moves aren't complicated, I work up a sweat really quickly and I can feel it working!

I've been overweight my whole life which has essentially killed my knees. When I go up stairs or do lunges and squats it sounds like there are Rice Crispies behind my knee caps. Plus, when I was 20 pounds heavier a number of years ago I decided to climb a mountain with a group of friends. I'm pretty sure I tore something, because I could barely walk for weeks, but heath care costs being what they are I could never afford to have them checked out. SO, the lunges and squats were challenging for that reason, but I still did them effectively and feel they worked.

I found the trick to having my almost two year old in the room is to give her my iPhone to play with. It has mostly educational games on it for her and her sister anyhow. She was entertained with that for about a half hour so I could get the bulk of the workout done. When I started the cool down at the end she thought that looked like a lot of fun and decided I was a jungle gym, crawling under my legs, jumping on my back, sitting on the back of my head. This is usually a reason I find it difficult to work out at home, but it occurred to me that this is a good thing. I want her to see me working out. I want her to have fun with me doing it. I want her to be able to look back at this kind of thing when she's a teenager and hates the world to know how much we had fun and how much I love her.

Ok, I can see the smell lines wafting from my body. Time to hop in the shower and get ready for the Wild Child to get off the bus from pre-k.
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STRONGCOURAGE 9/26/2013 10:22PM

    emoticon Keep at it! Showers always feel super GREAT esp after a good workout! :D Ps. Great to be an awesome role model for your daughter!

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